Message by the Vice-Chancellor
Keeping in view the performance of the Eleventh Five Year Plan in achieving the
objectives of faster and inclusive growth, the Planning Commission decided that
the main goal of the Twelfth Five Year Plan should be to faster sustainable and
more inclusive growth with focus on people to improve their capabilities, access
to opportunities, empowerment of weaker sections by including the excluded. Education
is the most crucial investment in human development. Over the decades, considerable
progress has been achieved in terms of expansion of higher educational facilities.
The higher education system has seen a seventeen-fold increase in the number of
Universities and thirty five-fold increase in the number of Colleges in comparison
to the number at the time of Independence.
The major objectives of the University include widening access to higher education
to larger segments of the population, organizing programmes of continuing education
and initiating special programmes of higher education for disadvantaged groups.
Keeping the mission of spreading higher education to unreached areas, the Karnatak
University has designed several Correspondence Courses in the faculties of Arts,
Social Sciences, and Commerce. The system is flexible and open in regard to methods
and pace of learning, combination of courses, eligibility for admission, age of
entry method of evaluation, etc. Symbolic of the University's vision and mission,
the emblem of the University consists of a pipal tree at the centre, an open book,
figures of an elephant and a bull, a rising sun and the legend Arive Guru i.e.,
Wisdom is Guru, implying that both wisdom and knowledge should be all pervading
like the ramifying pipal tree and light up the world with knowledge and eradicate
illiteracy. It is our endeavor to offer the students the best knowledge and skills
and in turn the meaningful career. Wishing you all the best.
Thanking you Yours Sincerely
Prof. M.S. SUNGAR